You have until 30 November 2023 to apply for the Calf Housing for Health and Welfare grant.


Before applying, please read the official guidance on GOV.UK. It explains the eligibility criteria for the grant and the information you will need to supply.

It also sets out the application process:

  • Stage 1: the online checker
  • Stage 2: an ambient environment assessment
  • Stage 3: the full application

So, once you’ve read the guidance, use the online checker to determine whether you can apply for the grant.


The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will assess all the applications.  If you’re successful, you will be invited to submit an ambient environment assessment.


To make sure the infrastructure changes funded by the grant reflect the specific health and welfare needs of the calves on your farm, you are required to seek advice form your vet as part of the application process.


One way to get this advice is to apply for an Annual Health and Welfare Review. Available through the Pathway, the Review is a fully-funded visit by your choice of vet. It provides bespoke advice on health and welfare of your animals, as well as access to testing for endemic diseases and conditions.


I hope that you or your customers/members will consider applying.  

Kind Regards,

Farming and Countryside Programme (FCP) Engagement Team
[email protected]